Ocular Trauma

Young Males from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds have Higher Incidence of Ophthalmic Trauma

Patients who were admitted to EDs with these injuries generated costs in excess of $14 billion, according to 10-year data.

Cut Out For Cuts

Eyelid lacerations are caused by various sources of facial trauma and usually require prompt intervention.

Consider Foul Play Under Certain Circumstances of Ocular Trauma

Social determinants of health such as sex, substance misuse, race and ethnicity and access to economic resources were associated with intimate partner violence-related injuries to the eye.

Emergency Eyecare Consults Highest in Summer, Lowest Earlier in the Year

By anticipating seasonal variation in demand, providers can prepare for the need in hopes of minimizing burden on ER services and improving the delivery of care.

Open Globe Injury Repair Risk Highest in Male, Younger Patients

Black and Hispanic people were also disproportionately affected in prevalence.

Basketball Tops List of Sports-related Ocular Injuries

The most common consequence—among all activities—was contusion or abrasion caused by contact with the ball. Vision was affected in 6% of cases.

Final VA Unaffected by Surgery Within 24 Hours of Open Globe Injury

Other factors did seem to affect post-op acuity, such as age, presenting visual acuity, relative afferent pupillary defect, mechanism of rupture, zone of injury and uveal prolapse.

Consumer Product-related Pediatric Eye Injury Shows Decreasing Trend

Injuries remain common from golf, non-powder firearms and recreational sports, prompting more prevention efforts, study shows.

CT Scans Useful Prognostic Tool in Traumatic Eye Injury Patients

Disorganized/collapsed globe and optic canal/nerve injury predict poor visual outcomes among this population.

Ocular EMS Guidelines Lack Standardization

Management discrepancies exist among statewide protocols.

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May 17-19, 2024

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